Tobacco News- May 15, 2014

Human Rights Watch Report Details Use of Child Labor on Tobacco Farms, Putting Children’s Health and Safety at Risk

“A startling report issued today by Human Rights Watch details yet another way in which the tobacco industry exploits and harms children: the use of child labor on tobacco farms in the United States.” More…

American Lung Association Teams Up with Valerie Harper and Kellie Pickler to Launch LUNG FORCE, National Public Health Initiative to Fight Lung Cancer in Women

“Today, the American Lung Association, in partnership with national presenting sponsor, CVS Caremark, unveiled LUNG FORCE, a new initiative to make lung cancer in women a public health priority, drive policy change and increase research funding.” More…

New Study: Sweet Tobacco Products Use Same Flavor Chemicals as Candy and Kool-Aid

“Tobacco companies are using the same flavor chemicals in their sweet-flavored tobacco products, including cigars of various sizes and smokeless tobacco, that are used in popular candy and drink products such as LifeSavers, Jolly Ranchers and Kool-Aid, according to research published today in The New England Journal of Medicine.” More…

Dr. Zorba Paster: No Safety in Cigarettes of Different Sort

“We all know smoking is bad – the only one who doesn’t is Rip Van Winkle, if he fell asleep before 1964.” More…

Infant Who Swallowed E-Cigarette Refill Liquid Highlights Emerging Danger: Report

“Doctors in Philadelphia say a 10-month-old infant who was rushed to the emergency room after swallowing e-cigarette refill liquid is one of a growing number of children who have been harmed by the fluid.” More…